dyslexia a2 z – computers, electronic devices, voice recognition software and games!


Word cloud concept illustration of biometrics recognitionIn the UK approximately 75% of the population has access to a computer, if not at home, at school, college, library etc. Computers can be of great benefit to people who are dyslexic or have other Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD’s).

In this section, you will find information on ‘Specialist Software and Specialist Computer equipment’, which can help people who have Dyslexia; Dyscalculia; Dysgraphia; Dyspraxia; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD’s).

Below you will find an extensive, although not exhaustive list of specialist software and equipment on this site.

Computer Software Packages

There are probably thousands of software packages available now. I have only included a few of the most tried and tested ones which support reading, spelling, numeracy, writing skills and organisational and planning skills. Read More…

Voice Recognition Software (VRS) / Speech Recognition Software

There are probably thousands of software packages available now. I have only included a few of the most tried and tested ones which support reading, spelling, numeracy, writing skills and organisational and planning skills. Read More…

Mind Mapping

Some dyslexics prefer a visual working environment. Mind-mapping software makes it easy to get ideas down and then re-arrange them into order. They can be used to brainstorm, write essays, revise projects, take notes, etc. Read More…

Touch Typing

A lot of my colleagues believe that children/students should ‘touch-type’. I am not sure why they actually believe this to be essential. However, I do believe that all children / students should know there way around the keyboard but that is not the same thing as touch-typing. However, there are a lot of Touch-Typing courses available, some very good for people with dyslexia others I am not so sure of. Take a look and see for yourself.Read More…

information technology

Inclusive Technology is an excellent company that has one many awards for their work with dyslexia and other special needs with computers.Read More…

educational games

I am including games in this section because many parents often see arcade type games as children just playing. But playing these games can help develop hand/eye coordination, and a fun approach is adopted to make learning almost painless. Sinking battleships in alphabetical order is far more exciting than looking for X, Y, Z, etc. on a keyboard!Read More…

free educational games

I am including games in this section because many parents often see arcade type games as children just playing. But playing these games can help develop hand/eye coordination, and a fun approach is adopted to make learning almost painless. Sinking battleships in alphabetical order is far more exciting than looking for X, Y, Z, etc. on a keyboard!Read More…

study skills

Technology has made studying so much easier for all students – not just dyslexic ones. Many programs can help with time management, planning, note taking, reading and writing. Read More…

speech training

Communication
Computers are now helping children (and adults) at some schools and with private tutors, to learn to speak properly. A speech training aid computer displays the word it wants a student to say and listens to the way the student repeats the word. It then tells them if they have said it correctly. Once the student has said the word correctly, he can move on to the next word.Read More…